Thank you to ‘Just Us Folk’ for including ‘Planks and Marietta’ in last weeks show.

FEBRUARY 26, 2021

Hour One: In this hour we talk with Erin Leahy

Bob Jensen | Pastures Of Plenty | self release
Bridin | Floating | self release
David Picco | Waiting’ For The Summertime | self release
Don McLean | Vincent | Acoustic Rainbow
Leahy | Tears | self release
Mark J. Nyvlt | Dreams | self release
Solas | A Girl In The War | Compass Records
Dan Hill | On The Other Side Of Here | Sun And Sky Records
Eric Andersen | It Starts With A Lie | Gold Castle Records
Tania Joy | Planks And Marietta | self
The High Bar Gang | Long Lonesome Highway Blues | True North Records
Leahy | Good Water | self release
Denis Ryan | Mist Covered Mountains Of Home | self release
Preetam Sengupta | Patience | self release

Last week host Colin MacDonald premiered ‘The Drought’ across the pond on release day, adding it to the Folkal Point set list.

The programme is also re-transmitted (globally!) online three times a week on its Essential Channel by Blues and Roots Radio from Canada.

You can catch the replay Monday, March 1st at 8am on Blues & Roots Radio.

The closest i’ve ever been to Co Armagh, just outside Edinburgh, Scotland back in 2018!

FOLKAL POINT 475 – FEBRUARY 25 – is curated by producer-presenter Colin MacDonald at Raidió Coharra in rural Co Armagh (*American artistes) and the web page www.folkalpoint.scot is sponsored by Robin Campbell – Music.

REWRITING HISTORY – Clay DuBose*
TAKE THIS DANCE – Misty River* featuring (lead vocal) Carmen Phelan
TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER – Norman Collins & The Tumblers*
YE JACOBITES BY NAME – Screaming Orphans (Eire)
WAVES GONNA COME – Dave Spector* featuring (lead vocal) Sarah Marie Young*
COMPASSES – Ian David Green (Albion) with members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra (Scotia)
TELL THE TRUTH (And Shame The Devil) – Becky Buller*
BURNING TIMES – Gaelforce (Albion)
SEA OF HEARTBREAK – Rosanne Cash* with Bruce Springsteen*
RADIO KEEPS ME ON THE GROUND – James Combs* of Great Willow* with I See Hawks In LA*
THE DROUGHT – Tania Joy (Canada)
TROUBLE AND DESIRE – The Hoth Brothers*
THE LAST CHANCE FARM – Ben de la Cour* with (harmony vocals) Andrina Turenne (Canada)
FOR THE ROSES – instrumental – Fiona Joy (Australia)
DIAMOND HEEL BLUES – Townes Van Zandt*
ALREADY MADE – Yvonne Lyon (Scotia)
READY TO BE BRAVE – Jeffery Straker (Canada)
YELLOW ON THE BROOM – Elena Piras (Albion/ Sardinia)
THIS AIN’T FUNNY ANY MORE – Clay DuBose*
DEPARTMENT OF THE WEST – Deborah Crooks*
CAN’T BE SATISFIED – HowellDevine*
I’LL STILL WAIT – Janet Martin*
BORN UNDER A NORTHERN LIGHT – Ian David Green (Albion)
I’LL BE ALL SMILES TONIGHT – instrumental – Kenny Baker* & Josh Graves*
WE’VE GOT IT ALL – Peter James Millson (Albion)
WHAT’S IT GONNA TAKE? – Anya Hinkle* with (banjo) Graham Sharp* of the Steep Canyon Rangers
STIR CRAZY – Defrance*
IN THE TIME OF SNOW – Beulah’s Boneyard (Albion)
MY SWEET SUZANNE – instrumental – Steve Mayone*

Thank you to Vinyl Chapters for including Planks and Marietta in this list, and for the lovely review!

Tania Joy | Folk | Roots

Another Friday means another round of great new tunes from New Music Fridays! This week we’ve got some chilled-out vibes against heavy beats, indie pop loveliness and powerfully significant folk. Strap in, buckle down, and get lost in some great music. Read more…

Local edition with Robyn Ottolini, Tania Joy, Beams, Small Sins, Morningside, and Judgement

February 16, 2021 By Will McGuirk

Here in the confines of Shwarawk City we are planning the Durham Region music awards, the OMAs. Lots to plan, lots to share, but for now lets take a listen to some tunes being put out by the very rad folks with roots in the Region. Robyn was among the 2020 OMA nominees and since then her star is rising rapidly. Great to see. Her fellow Uxbridge scenester Tania has a poignant take on a very personal issue and our old pals in Beams also get personal in these very individual times. Read more…